Book Club Nuts and Bolts

We will be reading one book a month. We will have weekly group discussions if you are interested with a final discussion at the end of the month. The new book choice for the following month will be posted at least two weeks before the beginning of the new month. You can pick and choose if you want to participate. We will have at least one giveaway each month for our readers! If you have any book suggestions, please email either Jessica or MiMi. We are in new territory, so we might have to work out some kinks as we go along. We hope you make new friends and have fun!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Interview With A Girlfriend

Today's interview is with Melissa from Nunnally Family Fun.

Tell us what is your favorite genre of books:
I don't really have a favorite. I am not a fan of harlequin romance novels and don't really do any sci-fi either, but I will read just about anything else and even if I really don't like the book I keep reading thinking that either it will get better or I just need to know how it ends. I read a ton of nonfiction anything that is going on in my life I am sure I have at least 2 books about it

Who is your favorite author:
I don't have a favorite author at all. This sounds terrible, but I usually just buy a book because either the cover looks like a good book or the inside flap story over view makes the book seem interesting. I have read several Sophie Kinsella books and Nicholas Sparks too along with things by the Dr. Sears family, & Beth Moore, but really I can't say there is a favorite or one I like over the other depends what I am reading about.

What do you think of the movies that are based on books:
Not too sure about this one. I get so attached to books...when I am reading a fiction book it is all I can think about until the book is done which is why I usually read a book in 2-3 days. So I read books and make pictures in my head of how things played out or what the person looks like, I am the person you see reading a book and laughing out loud or totally sobbing depending on the book. That being said movies never really seem as good as the book was in my head. But I still enjoy watching them mostly to just compare what I thought it should be to what the movie people made it .

What book have you read that has stuck with you the most:
Oh my gosh...I have a ton, but then I also have this problem that a lot of times I will read a book and really love what I read, but I can never remember what book it was from or even who the author was. I think for this week I will have to say Healthy Child Healthy World...only because every time I do something that was talked about in the book (like letting my child play with plastic toys) I wonder if I am poisoning my child. Of course it isn't really true, but because I just finished the book I am looking for more and more ways to be "green" and it is on my mind.

Now, tell us about your blog.What do you think might set it apart from others and why should we love you:
My blog isn't nearly as greatly written or funny as some of the others I have read. When my husband & I were struggling with fertility issues I had a website to keep our out of town family in the loop and then when I got pregnant we kept the website. But soon I was reading tons of blogs and wanted to join this community of people so I made the switch. My blog is really about my son with some bits of my husband & I thrown in the mix, but really just to keep my family involved in all that is going on down here with us. Right now my blog seems to be about looking for advice on potty training and discipline because that is the stage we are in with my son. And you should love me this really a question? Hmm...just because I am nice, I really don't know what to say here.

MiMi's note: I think we must be "reading" twins. Is that possible?? I feel the same way, if a book is boring, I feel like I have to stick with it just to see how it ends if nothing else!

You can tell by reading Melissa's blog that her son is the absolute love of her life. She's dealing with the same issues that all moms of small children are dealing with, you're bound to find a kindred spirit while reading her posts on the issues that go with raising a little one.

You need to go visit her....she is so nice and has a beautiful son!

Thank you Melissa!


  1. I'm going to go visit Melissa's blog. Thanks for introducing me to her.

  2. I really like these interviews. I'm off to check out Melissa's blog now.

  3. I am such a nerd...I kind of new you were going to feature me today, but when I popped in to see who was up I got a little giddy that it was me. Plus then I saw that 2 of you commented on my little blog and was even more excited. So I had to do my own post to link over here and let everyone know that I am a semi-celebrity. Plus to share this awesome blog with my tiny community of readers. So exciting.Thanks Mimi & Jessica!

  4. it's fun to read all the interviews and be introduced to new people.

  5. I feel exactly the same way about books to movies! However I cannot stick with a book if it doesnt grab or hold my interest. By the first 50 pages if Im not liking it its! Cant wait to check her out!

  6. As Melissa's Step-mother, I'm always proud of her. I read her blog all the time and it lead me here, and this site looks awesome too! I love books and may have to join just because of Melissa, so way to go girl!

  7. This is such a wonderful feature!! I'm off to see Melissa's blog. Love getting to know new people!

    xoxo ~Lisa

  8. This is such a great idea! I totally relate to Melissa with the beginning of a blog and finding so many great ones to read.

    You guys are doing a fabulous job with this blog!